Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker reportedly drew interest from several teams this past Summer, and the Dallas Mavericks even inquired about a deal in “recent weeks,” but Michael Jordan isn’t interested in dealing the 28-year old All Star.
According to a report by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, MJ plans to resign Walker when he hits free agency at season’s end.
“The Charlotte Hornets are competing for a playoff berth, have Kemba Walker as the face of their franchise and are posited to have Walker representing the organization when the city hosts All-Star Weekend,” Charania writes (H/T Bleacher Report).
Through 46 games this season, Walker is averaging a career-high 25 points per game to go along with 5.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds. He earned All Star honors in each of the last two seasons and will be up for a big contract this Summer – whether its with Charlotte or some other team remains to be seen.
The Hornets are currently hanging on to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-24. Despite the risk of losing Walker for nothing in the off-season, it appears that MJ and the Hornets won’t be sellers at the February 7 trade deadline.